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Apr 1, 2011 10:42 AM

Burmese Food in San Diego

Is there any in San Diego? I have fond memories of that place on College in Oakland and then a couple places in Noe Valley in San Francisco. 14 years in San Diego and I have not seen a Burmese restaurant. I spent a week in Burma some years ago and while I never thought the food was as good as their neighbors, the thais, I did have some unique and wonderful dishes there.

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  1. Would be interested to find out as well, although I highly doubt it considering nobody has mentioned it here and Kirk hasn't done a post on one yet AFAIK :). Burma Superstar is one of my favorite restaurants in SF and it would be awesome to find something like that in SD, however I think that burmese food is still a little too esoteric for this area and the chances of finding a place that would do it well would be slim to none around here.

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    1. re: mliew

      There might be someone cooking and selling Burmese under the radar. There used to be some KILLER Cambodian food available lunch only at a doughnut place on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. They had just a couple of different dishes each day. Long gone now. ;-(

    2. I've been told there are no Burmese restaurants in SD by people very close to the SD Burmese community. My daughter did an internship last summer with the Internat'l Rescue Committee, which helps resettle refugees into new homes in San Diego, and at the end of the internship, they had a great party (to which parents were invitied!) that highlighted the food of all the refugee communities. We had some wonderful Somalian, Sudanese and Iraqi food, among others, but the director of the program was lamenting the lack of Burmese food and said that because there are no Burmese restaurants in SD, he wasn't able to order any food that was a true representation of Burma, although I think he substituted some Thai specialties that were similar.